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CARNEGIE HALL JANUARY 2011 HIGHLIGHTS
Renée Fleming performs a solo recital with pianist Hartmut Höll
on Tuesday, January 11 at 8:00 p.m. The program will be announced at a later
Carnegie Hall Family Concert series continues on Sunday, January 16 at
1:00 p.m. with Ensemble ACJW, featuring musicians of The Academy—a
program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute
in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Pre-concert
activities take place one hour before the performance.
ACJW also performs at Juilliard’s Paul
Hall on Tuesday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m. with a program featuring Wuorinen’s Spinoff,
Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet, Harrison’s Varied Trio, and
Piazzolla’s Las cuatro estaciones porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos
Horne brings The Song
Continues…2011—a series of workshops dedicated to the art of vocal
recital—back to Carnegie Hall in January 2011. This marks the first year that
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute will present The Song Continues…
with Marilyn Horne serving as Artistic Advisor, after many years of
being presented in partnership with The Marilyn Horne Foundation. January
2011 programs include:
Jonathan Biss performs his first solo recital in Stern
Auditorium/Perelman Stage on Friday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m. with a program
that includes the New York premiere of a new work by Bernard Rands; Janácek’s
Sonata 1.X.1905, From the Street; Beethoven’s Sonata No. 23 in F
Minor, "Appassionata;" and Schumann’s Fantasy in C Major.
Saturday, January 22 at 10:00 p.m., Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge
Drexler performs a distinctive combination of traditional Uruguayan music,
bossa nova, pop, and electronica. Drexler’s songs often encompass themes of
love, identity, race, and religion as with his composition “Al otro lado del
rio” from the soundtrack of the 2004 film, The Motorcycle Diaries,
which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Director James Levine leads The MET Orchestra in the first of
three Carnegie Hall concerts this season on Sunday, January 23 at 3:00 p.m.
with a program of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde featuring
mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and tenor Simon O'Neill as well
as Mozart’s Serenade in D Major, "Posthorn."
Mehldau—the acclaimed jazz pianist,
composer, and holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair for
Carnegie Hall’s 2010–2011 season—continues his residency on Wednesday,
January 26 at 7:30 p.m. with a solo recital of original compositions
interspersed with favorite classical works by Bach, Brahms, and Fauré.
Friday, January 28, at 8:00 p.m., Music Director Steven Reineke and The
New York Pops are joined by guest artist, the former Tonight Show
bandleader Doc Severinsen, for an evening entitled Doc Severinsen’s
El Ritmo de la Vida featuring Argentine tango, Spanish flamenco, and
Hall celebrates the 200th anniversary of composer Franz Liszt’s birth,
beginning with a Discovery Day that explores the life and work of this
legendary figure through panel discussions, talks, and performances on Saturday,
January 29 at 1:00 p.m. Participants include leading Liszt scholar and
biographer Alan Walker, Director of Artistic Planning at Carnegie Hall
Jeremy Geffen, and others to be announced.
Sunday, January 30 at 5:00 p.m., Artistic Director James Levine and The
MET Chamber Ensemble perform their second and final Carnegie Hall concert
this season with a program featuring Brahms’s Serenade No. 2 in A Major, as
well as music by three iconic 20th century American composers who passed away
in 2009: Leon Kirchner’s Music for Twelve; George Perle’s Serenade No.
1 for Viola and Chamber Ensemble; and Lukas Foss’s Time Cycle for
soprano, clarinet, cello, percussion, and piano-celesta with guest artist,
soprano Jo Ellen Miller.
new music ensemble eighth blackbird performs on Monday, January 31 at
7:30 p.m. with a program including Missy Mazzoli’s Still Life with
Avalanche; Pierre Boulez’s Dérive 1; Philip Glass’s Music in
Similar Motion, Philippe Hurel’s …à mesure; Thomas Adès’s Catch;
and Stephen Hartke’s Meanwhile, Incidental Music to Imaginary Puppet Plays.
: Stern Auditorium/Perelman
Stage ZH : Zankel Hall WRH : Weill
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